VAPS Newsbrief May 2012

Have you booked for the VAPS 2012 Convention at Ballarat? Bookings have been extended, but must end by May 11, 2012. Attached PDF contains the required registration forms and more information.

Also covered in May's VAPS Newsbrief:

  • Farewell to John Anthony Harris. 1930 - 2012.
  • End of an era for Leica.
  • Skipton Progress Association 7th Annual Photography Show.
  • Calling all enthusiasts of Audio Visuals in Victoria.

Download the VAPS Newsbrief May 2012 as a PDF.


Bright Weekend Reports

Today we're excited to be able to provide not one, but two, reports from the Williamstown Camera Club trip to Bright, April 21 & 22, 2012. The first is from Tom Matthews. The second report comes from our president David Male. If members have any photos from the weekend they'd like to include in the gallery, please send them through.

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VAPS Newsbrief April 2012

Covered in this month's Newsbrief from VAPS

  • Ballarat Convetion
  • New Category "Motion" for video sub section.
  • A call to remove "small prints" limitation from Novice members' competition submissions.
  • Easter print exhibition at Bendigo.
  • Southern Suburbs Photographic Society celebrates 60 years.
  • Caulfield Photographic Society's Beginners Course on offer.
  • Skipton Progress Association 7th Annual Photography Show.
  • "Art" by Peter Curmudgeon.

Download the VAPS Newsbrief April 2012 as a PDF.


Art in Public Places

The opening will be on Tuesday 3rd April, commencing at 4pm. It will move progressively between 3 venues in Douglas Pde, Williamstown, starting at Sussi’s Café (no 79-83), The Victoria Inn (65-67) and Prince Albert Hotel (149). Browse between the 3 place to find a familiar face. Or just go straight to the Vic Inn to see the WCC display.

Press release follows.

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Sovereign Hill Photo Shoot

On Sunday the 18th of March fourteen members travelled along the Western Highway for a 10 o’clock rendezvous at Ballarat’s Sovereign Hill. As we neared Gordon the temperature was dropping, but once we were there it turned out to be a sensational autumn day.

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Resource: Creative Live

You may not have already heard about Creative Live. An amazing resource for aspiring photographers who are looking to better their skills but don't have a small fortune to spend on workshops.

You've seen courses that cost thousands of dollars and last a day or two, you attend and retain maybe 10-20% of everything you've learnt because the days were so jam-packed with information.

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Photographing Fireworks

On New Year's Eve I decided to go down to The Strand on the Williamstown foreshore with some friends, overlooking the Yarra River, and try to capture some photos of the fireworks exhibited at various locations within and around the city.

I had even visited The Strand in the afternoon to pick out a good vantage point to set up my tripod that evening. It was a lovely night, and I was well organised, but unfortunately I was beaten to MY spot by a couple of thousand others who decided this was also a good location to welcome in the NY!

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Exporting Photos from iPhoto 09

We've had some questions about exporting photos for use on the website. In this video you'll see how to export photos using Apple's iPhoto 09, with the steps listed below the video.

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Whittlesea Rodeo

On Saturday 25th Feb, the Williamstown Camera Club had its first photo shoot outing for the year. It was not for the faint hearted, with temperatures approaching 40°C, an hours drive north, and a late start and finish. I was pleasantly encouraged by an attendance of 11 hardy souls. As always, the ‘bikey boys’ were there in strength.

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Workshop: Flash and Blur and Stroboscopic Flash

We'll be investigating the use of our flash to both create blur AND sharp images.

Brooklyn Community Hall
25th June 2019 7:45 pm
Photo Shoot: Fungi Hunting

We're heading to Mt Macedon in search of Fungi. Be sure to pack your macro gear if you have it, bring along something on which to kneel or lay as we'll be getting low to the ground.

Meet up location TBA


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